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Re: introductions
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2016, 02:27:27 AM »
I thank you all of this lovely reception. :)When i saw these two words-"happy" and "atheist" then i realized that it`s something for me.I realized that i am atheist when i was forteen or fifteen year old.Now i can say that i am happy because i am free from any religioon,i have my own opinion of this world.My home language is estonian, i have never study english in school or somewhere else,so i am sorry when i make some kinds mistakes.
Would you like us to comment/critique your English? It's perfectly understandable so there is no need unless you want to tidy up some rough edges.

Are you unusual in your atheist outlook in Estonia? In the UK it's not really an issue. If fact evangelical theists are viewed as 'odd' even by mainstream theists. In some parts of the US it is very mush an issue. I'm in the UK so atheism vs theism very rarely raises it's head as far as Christianity is concerned. It's a bit more of an issue with regard to Islam as there is a minority of Muslims that do actively attempt to promote Sharia.
I would be very glad,when you correct me(in english). :)To be an atheist in Estonia is very easy and without any problems because most of estonians are atheists.Our official religion is lutherian.Many my relatives and my parents are baptized but not me.When Estonia belonged in soviet Union,then the baptism was forbidden.Many of people baptized yourself and their children secretly.It was more like rebellion against power of Soviet Union.Now many these "Christian" even don`t go to church or go there one time in year,in christmas time.Estonian have always been more nature people.We were nature people until germans came here and baptized ours forefathers against their desire.It was in twelfth century.  >:(

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Re: introductions
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2016, 03:42:10 AM »
I thank you all of this lovely reception. :)When i saw these two words-"happy" and "atheist" then i realized that it`s something for me.I realized that i am atheist when i was forteen or fifteen year old.Now i can say that i am happy because i am free from any religioon,i have my own opinion of this world.My home language is estonian, i have never study english in school or somewhere else,so i am sorry when i make some kinds mistakes.
Would you like us to comment/critique your English? It's perfectly understandable so there is no need unless you want to tidy up some rough edges.

Are you unusual in your atheist outlook in Estonia? sounds crap - Is your atheist outlook unusual in in Estonia? In the UK it's not really an issue. If fact evangelical theists are viewed as 'odd' even by mainstream theists. In some parts of the US it is very mush an issue. I'm in the UK so atheism vs theism very rarely raises it's head as far as Christianity is concerned. It's a bit more of an issue with regard to Islam as there is a minority of Muslims that do actively attempt to promote Sharia.
I would be very glad,when you correct me(in english). :)To be an atheist in Estonia is very easy and without any problems because most estonians are atheists.Our official religion is lutherian.Many my relatives and my parents are baptized but not me.When Estonia belonged in soviet Union,then the baptism was forbidden.Many of people baptized yourself and their children secretly.It was more like rebellion against power of Soviet Union.Now many these "Christian" even don`t go to church or go there one time in year,in christmas time.Estonian have always been more nature people.We were nature people until germans came here and baptized ours forefathers against their desire.It was in twelfth century.  >:(


Hello and welcome.
Tank's corrections will be interesting, his offer is well meant no doubt.  Just about everybody here makes mistakes, mostly through lack of attention I think.  Oh and there's the Americans, I think the right to spell incorrectly is in their constitution.
Oh, oh, my, and who really cares

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Re: introductions
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2016, 11:11:41 AM »
I thank you all of this lovely reception. :)When i saw these two words-"happy" and "atheist" then i realized that it`s something for me.I realized that i am atheist when i was forteen or fifteen year old.Now i can say that i am happy because i am free from any religioon,i have my own opinion of this world.My home language is estonian, i have never study english in school or somewhere else,so i am sorry when i make some kinds mistakes.
Would you like us to comment/critique your English? It's perfectly understandable so there is no need unless you want to tidy up some rough edges.

Are you unusual in your atheist outlook in Estonia? In the UK it's not really an issue. If fact evangelical theists are viewed as 'odd' even by mainstream theists. In some parts of the US it is very mush an issue. I'm in the UK so atheism vs theism very rarely raises it's head as far as Christianity is concerned. It's a bit more of an issue with regard to Islam as there is a minority of Muslims that do actively attempt to promote Sharia.
I would be very glad,when you correct me(in english). :)To be an atheist in Estonia is very easy and without any problems because most of estonians are atheists.Our official religion is lutherian.Many my relatives and my parents are baptized but not me.When Estonia belonged in soviet Union,then the baptism was forbidden.Many of people baptized yourself and their children secretly.It was more like rebellion against power of Soviet Union.Now many these "Christian" even don`t go to church or go there one time in year,in christmas time.Estonian have always been more nature people.We were nature people until germans came here and baptized ours forefathers against their desire.It was in twelfth century.  >:(

It's good to find that you don't have to hide your atheism. What do you do with your days?



How I could have written the reply.

I would be very glad if you would correct my English :) To be an atheist in Estonia is simple and not a problem as most Estonians are atheists. Our official religion in Lutheran. Many of my relatives and my parents are baptised but not me. When Estonia was under the control of the Soviet Union baptism was forbidden. Many people baptised themselves and their children in secrecy as a rebellion against the Soviet Unions rule. Many of these 'Christians' don't even go to church, some go at Christmas. Estonians have always been a naturalistic people. We were naturalistic until the Germans came here and baptised our forefathers against their will. That was in the twelfth century.
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Re: introductions
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2016, 11:56:59 AM »
Stir the pot time: what do Estonians really think about Russians?

Also, what about Latvians and Lithuanians, while we're at it?

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Re: introductions
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2016, 12:07:13 PM »
Hello Merx, and welcome!

I've actually known a few other people from Estonia.

... and as the others have pointed out, your English is quite good!

Cheers,
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Re: introductions
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2016, 12:42:43 PM »
Bruce, Lithuanians are not much in love with the Russians. In fact there are many who hate the Russians with a passion although they are pretty quiet about it.  It is mostly about the shabby treatment they were given when the Russians ruled so much of the Baltic states which was not very long ago. I can not speak for the Latvians or Estonians but I have a feeling that they are of a similar state of mind. Perhaps Merx will comment if he feels free to do so. 

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Re: introductions
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2016, 10:07:59 PM »
I thank you all of this lovely reception. :)When i saw these two words-"happy" and "atheist" then i realized that it`s something for me.I realized that i am atheist when i was forteen or fifteen year old.Now i can say that i am happy because i am free from any religioon,i have my own opinion of this world.My home language is estonian, i have never study english in school or somewhere else,so i am sorry when i make some kinds mistakes.
Would you like us to comment/critique your English? It's perfectly understandable so there is no need unless you want to tidy up some rough edges.

Are you unusual in your atheist outlook in Estonia? sounds crap - Is your atheist outlook unusual in in Estonia? In the UK it's not really an issue. If fact evangelical theists are viewed as 'odd' even by mainstream theists. In some parts of the US it is very mush an issue. I'm in the UK so atheism vs theism very rarely raises it's head as far as Christianity is concerned. It's a bit more of an issue with regard to Islam as there is a minority of Muslims that do actively attempt to promote Sharia.
I would be very glad,when you correct me(in english). :)To be an atheist in Estonia is very easy and without any problems because most estonians are atheists.Our official religion is lutherian.Many my relatives and my parents are baptized but not me.When Estonia belonged in soviet Union,then the baptism was forbidden.Many of people baptized yourself and their children secretly.It was more like rebellion against power of Soviet Union.Now many these "Christian" even don`t go to church or go there one time in year,in christmas time.Estonian have always been more nature people.We were nature people until germans came here and baptized ours forefathers against their desire.It was in twelfth century.  >:(


Hello and welcome.
Tank's corrections will be interesting, his offer is well meant no doubt.  Just about everybody here makes mistakes, mostly through lack of attention I think.  Oh and there's the Americans, I think the right to spell incorrectly is in their constitution.
Thanks,Bad Benny,i feel yourself now much more confident. :)

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Re: introductions
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2016, 10:19:09 PM »
I thank you all of this lovely reception. :)When i saw these two words-"happy" and "atheist" then i realized that it`s something for me.I realized that i am atheist when i was forteen or fifteen year old.Now i can say that i am happy because i am free from any religioon,i have my own opinion of this world.My home language is estonian, i have never study english in school or somewhere else,so i am sorry when i make some kinds mistakes.
Would you like us to comment/critique your English? It's perfectly understandable so there is no need unless you want to tidy up some rough edges.

Are you unusual in your atheist outlook in Estonia? In the UK it's not really an issue. If fact evangelical theists are viewed as 'odd' even by mainstream theists. In some parts of the US it is very mush an issue. I'm in the UK so atheism vs theism very rarely raises it's head as far as Christianity is concerned. It's a bit more of an issue with regard to Islam as there is a minority of Muslims that do actively attempt to promote Sharia.
I would be very glad,when you correct me(in english). :)To be an atheist in Estonia is very easy and without any problems because most of estonians are atheists.Our official religion is lutherian.Many my relatives and my parents are baptized but not me.When Estonia belonged in soviet Union,then the baptism was forbidden.Many of people baptized yourself and their children secretly.It was more like rebellion against power of Soviet Union.Now many these "Christian" even don`t go to church or go there one time in year,in christmas time.Estonian have always been more nature people.We were nature people until germans came here and baptized ours forefathers against their desire.It was in twelfth century.  >:(

It's good to find that you don't have to hide your atheism. What do you do with your days?



How I could have written the reply.

I would be very glad if you would correct my English :) To be an atheist in Estonia is simple and not a problem as most Estonians are atheists. Our official religion in Lutheran. Many of my relatives and my parents are baptised but not me. When Estonia was under the control of the Soviet Union baptism was forbidden. Many people baptised themselves and their children in secrecy as a rebellion against the Soviet Unions rule. Many of these 'Christians' don't even go to church, some go at Christmas. Estonians have always been a naturalistic people. We were naturalistic until the Germans came here and baptised our forefathers against their will. That was in the twelfth century.
I work five days of week and two days  i try to rest.I read books,especially i am interested from history.I walk a lot in nature,in the forest,i love  cycling.I love listen to music.

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Re: introductions
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2016, 10:35:03 PM »
Stir the pot time: what do Estonians really think about Russians?

Also, what about Latvians and Lithuanians, while we're at it?
Hi,Ecurb! What we think about russians? I think that estonians like latvians and lithuanians think that these russians,who don`t respect our state,our culture and our language,they can go any time to home,to russia.I know many russian people,with whom i work together and live in the same house,they are very nice people and i think about them only good. :)

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Re: introductions
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2016, 10:56:00 PM »
Hello Merx, and welcome!

I've actually known a few other people from Estonia.

... and as the others have pointed out, your English is quite good!

Cheers,
JoeActor
Thanks Joe actor,i am very glad to hear that. :sidesmile:

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Re: introductions
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2016, 08:37:48 AM »
Welcome to this board ! I don't know if I'm right but I think that you're first Estonian member on this forum.

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Re: introductions
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2016, 04:05:08 PM »
Hi everyone from Estonia! I like read books,listen to music and walk in nature.I like humour,i think that it`s the most important thing in life,the same important like a friendship,love and freedom. :)

I agree. I wish people like us had more influence. I wish governments and society were about these things. I've concluded that economic competition has a lot to do with the negativity in the world.

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« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2016, 04:30:14 PM »
Oh and there's the Americans, I think the right to spell incorrectly is in their constitution.

It's our god-given right!
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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2016, 07:42:12 PM »
Oh and there's the Americans, I think the right to spell incorrectly is in their constitution.

It's our god-given right!

Oh whatever, those u's in "color" and "favorite" were unnecessary.  Efficiency!
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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2016, 07:58:37 PM »
Efficiency!
It will save the world.